Do you dream of being a rock star but you can’t play the guitar…or maybe that’s just me! The popular Guitar Hero franchise returns this year with all new songs, look and guitar!
Guitar Hero in its simplest form is a game of Wack-A-Mole. You hold a guitar controller in your hands that featured five colored buttons where you would normally place your fingers to play chords.
On screen was a virtual guitar neck stretching off the the horizon. Colored buttons would come down this virtual guitar neck and you would have to hold down the matching buttons on your guitar controller. Whilst still holding down these buttons you would flick the play button just as the on screen colored buttons crossed a line at the bottom of virtual neck. Confused? Watch this video.
The game felt so much more than that because it was wrapped up in great package. There were over forty songs to choose from (once you unlocked them all). The game had you as part of an aspiring rock band. As you progressed through the game, you played in larger venues until you reached the top playing in stadiums.
The original game was released on the PlayStation 2 and I loved it so much when I played at a friends house I went out and purchased my own copy of the game and the console to play it on!
In the end their were six Guitar Hero games with another five additional expansion packs such as Guitar Hero: Aerosmith that primarily features just their songs for example.
Now after a five year break the game has returned and will be called Guitar Hero Live. There is a brand new guitar controller that features a new button layout to learn. Also as you can see from the video the new version of the game now features all live action video and playing the game is now presented in the first person perspective. As you play you’ll be able to see the crowd react to how your playing.
Music for Guitar Hero Live has been confirmed to include The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids.
Guitar Hero Live will be released late in 2015 on (deep breath) Playstation 3 & 4, XboxOne, Xbox360, Nintendo WiiU and will even appear on some as yet unannounced mobile platforms.